George Mason at Kansas State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The George Mason Patriots head to Bramlage Coliseum to take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 15.5 point favorites.
George Mason comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. Kansas State has an overall mark of 9-2. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest and giving up 57.8, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 4-8-0 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kansas State Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kansas State Wildcats are 5-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kansas State Wildcats are 3-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
12/26/18 G Jaire Grayer Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas State
Key Kansas State Wildcats Injuries
12/19/18 F Dean Wade Foot is out indefinitely
Otis Livingston II comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Justin Kier averages 13.5 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Barry Brown scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Xavier Sneed averages 11.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason averages 73.7 points per contest, which is 199th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 96th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 33.3 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 300th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 136th with 14.0 per game. The Patriots allow 72.2 points per contest, which is 196th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 259th and 175th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 104th, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kansas State is 303rd in the nation with 68.2 points per contest this season. They are 231st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 302nd in the NCAA. They are 136th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 154th in assists per game with 14.1. The Wildcats are 231st in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Wildcats give up 57.8 points per game, which ranks them 5th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 49th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 307th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Patriots are 199th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 185th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 144th. As a team they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 271st in Division 1. George Mason is 107th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Kansas State is 190th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 97.9, which is ranked 280th. They are 235th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 273rd. As a unit they are 287th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
Who will win tonight's George Mason/Kansas State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take George Mason +15.5
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